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en·thuse

 (ĕn-tho͞oz′)
v. en·thused, en·thus·ing, en·thus·es
v.tr.
1. To cause to become enthusiastic.
2. To say or utter with enthusiasm.
v.intr.
To show or express enthusiasm.

[Back-formation from enthusiasm.]
Usage Note: The verb enthuse, a back-formation from enthusiasm, is viewed as an irritant by many. The sentence The majority leader enthused over his party's gains was rejected by 76 percent of the Usage Panel in our 1982 survey, by 65 percent in 1997, and by 66 percent in 2009. Back-formations often meet with disapproval on their first appearance and only gradually become accepted. For example, diagnose, which was first recorded in 1861, is a back-formation from diagnosis and is perfectly acceptable today. Since enthuse dates from 1827, there may be something more at play here than a slower erosion of popular resistance. Unlike enthusiasm, which denotes an internal emotional state, enthuse denotes either the external expression of emotion (as in She enthused over attending the Oscar ceremonies) or the inducement of enthusiasm by an external source (as in He was so enthused about the diet pills that he agreed to do a testimonial in a television ad). It is possible that a distaste for this emphasis on external emotional display and emotional manipulation is sometimes the source of distaste for the word itself.

enthused

(ɪnˈθjuːzd)
adj
having been filled with enthusiasm
Translations

enthused

[ɪnˈθjuːzd] adj (= enthusiastic) → enthousiaste
to be enthused about sth → être enthousiaste à propos de qch
References in classic literature ?
Enthused by the music from two bands, even the local people bid high, and through it all, Rose, vigilant, remembered everything Martin would have wanted remembered.
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My family, we were celebrants, we enthused the South, we
I always find something to get enthused about, and you'll see plenty of examples in our feature section this month.
I am an internally motivated person, but music, goals, and my beautiful wife and kids keep me young and enthused.
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With the first greeting on the telephone, patients and potential patients can tell whether the scheduling coordinator is happy, tired, bored, rude or enthused about the practice in which she works.
We can honestly say that our two nations have more in common than ever before," enthused Freeh.
In 2002, she enthused senior citizens at the Senior Summer School with music courses titled "Unforgettable Patterns in Music" and "Like Father Like Son Composers.
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He's a jazz artist who actually has the classical technique of a fine classical player,'' enthused Victor Vener, conductor of the California Philharmonic.
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